This is a rescue that happened in the first quarter of this year but we like to remember it because there are people with a good heart. Kristin Salinas-Labrador, 28, when she was coming back from work, she saw a black Labrador on the road and immediately pulled over. Though she wanted to get near him, the dog was too afraid.
It took Salinas 30 minutes to safely wrangle him into her car. Remembering her wife told her earlier that day to bring tortillas home, she was able to break those into pieces to slowly lure him inside the car. While all this is happening, she was calling her partner, Nicole Salinas-Labrador, 30, who encouraged her to bring the dog back home.
When asked why she helped the dog, she said she felt bad and sometimes helps stray animals when she sees them on the street. Salinas said she will bring him home and will try take him to a shelter to get healthy and adopted. “I still have tortillas for my wife and I got him in the car it’s warm, so yeah definitely worth it,” she said.
The Puerto Rico native joked on social media that her wife used her “Mexican ways” to get him inside. They also had a laugh about the fact that their last name is Labrador, and the dog is a black Lab. “It was meant to be,” she said. She brought him home and, besides being cold and scared, the dog looked like he was in healthy condition.
After giving him food and water, the couple nicknamed him “Taco” and scanned him for microchips but couldn’t find one. Since Nicole is also a lead technician at a local vet clinic, she decided to bring him there to get him updated on his vaccines and microchipped. Watch the video, she pulled over on the side of a busy highway covered in snow and ice to save a stray dog that could have easily froze to death.